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Retail
eBay Names Pedersen VP/Artificial Intelligence

To help enhance the customer experience across its marketplace platform, eBay has named Jan Pedersen as vp/chief scientist, artificial intelligence.

Retail
Packaged Facts: Mobile Commerce Gains

In a new report, “Digital Payments in the U.S.: Consumer Usage, Wallets and P2P,” market research firm Packaged Facts indicated that the percentage of American adult consumers reporting mobile Internet activity within 30 days prior reached 52% during 2017, up about 50% in just four years. But it indicated that different demographic groups are taking different approaches to m-commerce.

Retail
Deloitte: Retail Changing But Strong

According to the Deloitte annual retail, wholesale and distribution outlook, stores and human employees remain core to retail sector growth, although an omnichannel environment requires new business models and human capital modernization to maintain profitability.

Retail
Belk Adds New Digital Gifting Options

CashStar, which provides gift card e-commerce solutions for large merchants, has launched a new program with Belk, which will enable the department store’s customers to more easily send gifts directly from its website.

Retail
Survey: Tech-Wary Shoppers Shift Online For Holidays

A survey from IFTTT, which provides software that facilitates the use of services, indicated that 58% of consumers in the U.S. change their shopping preferences during the holiday season, with the majority shifting to shop online more toward the end of the year.

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